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Resurrection Eggs made up

I love this hands on, easy, and fun idea that have multiple purposes.  Plastic Easter eggs are very inexpensive and the items that go in the eggs are easily found around the house for pennies.  Have fun with your little ones.

The plastic Easter eggs are each filled with a different”prop” used to tell the Easter Story to young children…There are three ways to use the eggs:

1.   You can summarize the story using the “article” in each egg as a prop as you go.

2.  Or, you can also read a book and pause using the article in each egg as a prop as you read, Benjamin’s Box by Melody Carlson.  It is written so it can be used along with the Resurrection Eggs.

3.  For older children, have them read or tell the Easter story letting them use the eggs as props as they go.

To make your own Resurrection Eggs:

#1 – Bread or small cracker pieces – For the last meal Jesus ate with His friends (Passover) Mark 14:22 or Luke 22:14

#2 – Rooster (feather) – Jesus predicted that Peter would lie three different times and say he didn’t know Jesus by the time the rooster crowed. – Matthew 26:33

#3 – 3 silver dimes – Judas betrays Jesus for 30 pieces of silver money. Luke 22:3-5, Luke 22:47-52

#4 – Thorns – People were mad that Jesus said He was the Son of God, so they made a crown of pointy thorns to put on His head – Matthew 27:29-31 and Mark 15:17

#5 – Nails – Jesus was nailed to a cross. They left Him hanging there until He died, even though He hadn’t done anything wrong. Matthew 27:31 and Luke 23:33 and Luke 23:40-41

These eggs contain a piece of cracker, a feather, a coin, cinnamon stick for a spice, a dice, and a toothpick representing the thorn.

#6 – The Cross – They placed His cross on a hill between two other men who were criminals.

#7 – Dice – W
hen the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and played a game to decide who would get his clothes – John 19:23-24

#8 – Spear – Use a toothpick to symbolize that one of the soldiers pierced Jesus side.

#9 – White cloth –(Use cheesecloth or other small scrap) After Jesus died, His friends wrapped Him up with cloth and lay Him in a special cave, a tomb. Luke 23:53 and Matthew 27:57-60

#10 – Cinnamon Sticks – Three women brought special spices to anoint Jesus body. Mark 16:1

#11 – Stone (small pebble) – The people who had kidded Jesus put a large rock over the mouth of the tomb, to make sure that no one could get Jesus out. Matthew 27: 62-65 and Matthew 28:66

#12 – Empty!! – Three days later, the huge rock was moved and Jesus was gone from the tomb. An angel said He was alive again! This day is what we celebrate on Easter Sunday because Jesus was raised to life again and lives today!  Luke 24:3, 6 and Matthew 28:2-6

Please leave a comment if you have tried this, plan to try this, or if you have experience doing this story idea!

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1 comment to Resurrection Eggs

  • Diane Williams Perry

    Marilyn,

    I remember when we did these, I think with Stephen’s pre-school class. I still have a set! Instead of the tooth pick, we used a cocktail toothpick that looks like a spear.

    Diane

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